See github for most recent version of read_dat

read_dat reads data from a DAT in an audio-capable DDS drive and produces a series of WAV files containing the audio data. It also produces a series of ".details" files containing information about each ".wav" file, including the date/time from the subcode data.

This software was written by Andrew Taylor (

This is beta software - expect bugs.

It is released under the GNU General Public License.

Previous versions

See Also

Information about audio-capable DDS drives

Information about DAT formats and audio-capable DDS drives

More comprehensive Unix software to manipulate DATs using audio-capable DDS drives and an modified version for Linux.